Cruise number 14 for us, a quick last minute (3 days prior to sailing) booking on a 4 day cruise to Moreton Island. Price was better than land accommodation for the same time period. Have sailed once before on the Spirit on its first ...
We were 1st time cruisers,2 adults and boys 19 and 15,
easy to board as all crew were helpful , luggage delivered 1 hrs after. dinner at Norveau rest 1st night, food was so delicious and the desserts were delicious but had chocolate ...
This was our first cruise and we loved it. Embarkation went pretty smoothly and we did not have to wait for long. The ship was beautiful and clean.The luggage was delivered to the room before 5 pm. Our room steward Rick was great.
Embarkation was fine, nothing impressive, but I never felt like I was bored waiting, maybe I was just too excited at the time?
Disembarkation was a bit more painful, we chose the last slot to disembark, but I think the machine broke ...
I chose this cruise for my Birthday and after 16 cruises this would be my first where I would actually have a cake and celebrate it on the day.
I also chose Carnival as I had in the past had such great times.
Embarkation was smooth ...
WOW what an amazing holiday
We departed from Sydney on the 30/08/2016 on the carnival spirit getting on the ship was so easy and quick our rooms were ready within the hour and our bags delivered no later that 5pm
The ship was ...
We are both retired seniors and this was our sixth (6) Cruise on the Carnival Spirit.and our first as "Platinum members of the VIFP Club". WOW, What a difference this "perk" makes!!
We embarked as Priority guests and ...
Where do i start? From port cancelled due to weather and instead of offering replacement carnival US instructing the ship just to sail to Syd for 3 full days at-sea? Or should i start from thick cloud of cigarette smoke around the kids ...
Got a great price for balcony room. Cabins bigger than expected and serviced beautifully. Dining room - awesome food & service and entertainment mid dinner was fantastic. The ship was awesome, clean and friendly staff. ...
Wonderful service friendly staff with a smile always. plenty of things to See and do. Food was great plenty to have. A lot of different entertainment for young and old. The shows were amazing to watch. The band playing in the red frog ...
Just come back from a 3 night taster cruise leaving Sydney. I was a bit worried that my daughter aged 5 would not be able to use the pools as would be too cold since its winter. I did not need to worry as the 2 main pools were heated so we ...
My husband and I were first time cruisers so didn't know what to expect. We booked the cruise because we thought it was good value. We were on the Carnival Spirit that left Sydney to the South Pacific for 12 nights. We had a balcony on ...
We have done three P and O cruises and felt it was time for a change. Carnival seemed like a good option as we are sailing with a shy 12 year old.
The cabin was a premium balcony and very spacious. There was plenty of room for our ...
Having done two previous cruises we were offered a great deal for this cruise This was supposed to take us to Isle of Pines, Mystery Island, Suva, Port Denerau and then Noumea. Our first stop became Noumea, owing to a mechanical issue. ...
Our second trip on the Spirit, first was three years ago. She has had a refit since then and has new eating options. Main atrium, dining and theatre are still the same.
Embarkation was painful as always and things weren't helped by a ...
We are a couple in our late 50's who wanted to taste our first ever cruise. The Carnival Spirit was the one recommended to us by friends. We had booked a balcony cabin 7239 mid-ship close to the lift. It was very quiet and yet we were ...
We chose a cruise as our first international family holiday because we wanted it to simply be easy. Family of 5, Children aged 13,11 and 9.
Embarkation took a while as there was a problem with their computer system. Our scheduled time ...
COMPARED TO P & O
Service ========== AVERAGE
Food ============ BELOW AVERAGE
Ship ============ SLOW
Cabin =========== GOOD
Ports =========== ONE BAD ONE
Entertainment ==== BELOW AVERAGE
Service on deck was ...
Booked directly with Carnival next time I think I will use a travel agent. Two adults and two children under 10. This ship is targeted at the family market.
Sailed July 2016 check in was relatively easy on line which saved time at ...
Ok... Where to start?
This is my second, and my partner's first cruise. I had previously sailed with P&O out of Brisbane around 18 months ago, and while (for the most part) I enjoyed that cruise, I was not confident that my partner ...
The travel agent recommended Carnival to us. We have sailed with other lines 7 times before, mainly Royal Caribbean. We had to try hard to fault this ship - Spirit. One negative I could find was that the towels weren't always white.... ...
false advertising due to water slides do not work on ship / bed bugs in balcony cabins/crew are told to lie to customers about things will be fixed / expensive drink prices/ dirty balconies with flaking paint/ toilet blocked up/ never had ...
My wife and I were looking forward to this cruise ( our second on the Spirit ) as my wife had major back surgery a few months ago and this was for some relaxation.
Embarkation went smoothly and then we realized that it was school ...
This was the first cruise that we had done as a family of 2 children aged 7 and 13.
It was an easy enjoyable holiday and very different to our usual complicated itinerary, multiple destination holidays that we normally embark on.
Fantastic value for money - we paid less for the cruise and flights from NZ to Australia than one week in a hotel in Fiji without food and airfares.
This value comes at a price of course...the food is largely 3 star standard whereas ...
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